On 2 February 2016, Disabled People’s Association (DPA) attended “Live Well & Thrive”, an event featuring panel discussion, networking and the launch of AbleThrive in Singapore. AbleThrive is a global platform that shares articles and videos offering stories and advice relating to living well with a disability.
Founder and Executive Director, Brittany Martin Déjean, introduced the evening and moderated the interactive panel discussion which covered real-life experiences relating to disability and prompted cross-sector conversations on inclusion. The panel members were Judy Wee (DPA Board member), Norrizwan Rasip and Eric Ting. Two of the panel acquired their disability; the remaining member was born with a disability. In response to questions from the floor, the panellists shared their views on the importance of support by friends and family, attempting to find employment, interacting with people without disabilities, inclusion in mainstream education, the desire to participate in sport (not just spectate), how the disability landscape has changed over the years, their wishlist for the future.
Towards the close of the evening AbleThrive was officially launched by gold medallist para swimmer, Theresa Goh. Audience and panel members continued exchanging information and stories over refreshments.
DPA would like to thank AbleThrive for an interesting and enjoyable evening and looks forward to continued partnership as we strive toward the common goal of inclusion in Singapore.
To know more about AbleThrive, please go https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=12838&fref=ts and http://www.ablethrive.com